Sun, Oracle, WordPress, and MySQL

It’s magically beautiful outside in San Francisco today, but instead everyone is talking about the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. (More on Techmeme.) A number of people have contacted me with questions to the effect of “Oracle is evil, they now own MySQL, WordPress runs on MySQL, OMG! What’s next?” In addition […]

WordCamp San Francisco 2008 Photos

Adam Tow got some great photos at WordCamp. Update: Here are mine. See also: This hilarious set with the WordCamp sign Duane Storey’s Randy Stewart’s Ben Metcalfe’s Andrew Mager Nick from CNP’s Jenn Vargas Dennis Goedegebuure’s Mark Ghosh’s Lorelle’s Chiropractic’s Byrne Reese’s (MT developer, a spy? :)) Liz Danzico’s Chris Heuer’s Hugo Baeta’s Alan Levine’s […]

SecurityFocus SQL Injection Bogus

Since people are asking, this so-called alert on Security Focus appears to be completely false and has no information that an attacker or the WordPress developers could use. It is completely content-free, except for making claims that every version of WP since 2.0 is vulnerable. Online, apparently, it’s fine for someone to run into a […]

Backing BuddyPress

Some of you may remember when I wrote about Chickspeak, a WordPress MU-based social network. Andy Peatling, the fellow behind it, later decided to recreate the work he had done as an Open Source effort he called BuddyPress. And it was good. Today I’m happy to announce that Andy has joined Automattic full-time and we’ll […]

Scriblio for Libraries

Scriblio MATC Project Final Report. Scriblio is a system for helping libraries and is built on top of WordPress. The article describes some of the troubles with the close association with WordPress: Shortly after the Mellon Foundation announced the award to the Scriblio project, the WordPress core developers reversed their longstanding position on tags and […]

On WP Security

Wincent Colaiuta has no problem throwing flames at WordPress, but doesn’t see fit to enable comments. (Apparently disabled to make Movable Type more secure.) His table-layout blog isn’t too notable but it got linked from Daring Fireball so a lot of people saw his article trying to draw the line between a routine point release […]